During a presentation delivered at TED Global 2013, English professor Stephen Burt publicly declares himself to be a “word person” and a fan of poems.
In the video embedded above, Burt shares some of his thoughts on “Why People Need Poetry.” He also recites pieces by A.E. Housman, Wallace Stevens, and John Keats.
Every year during the month of April, the country comes together to celebrate National Poetry Month. How has poetry impacted your life?
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